Last week, my husband went to Moscow on a business trip. I took a leaf out Erin's book and sent him on his way with my trusty little point-and-shoot and instructions to document his impressions of the city.
Below is the lobby of the Hotel Baltschug - his home for the next four days and conveniently positioned for great views of The Kremlin. My husband was, however, particularly taken with the pillow menu which included cherry stone for support, one infused with lavender for an especially restful night's sleep and a smoker's pillow which was flame retardant and stain resistant.
Rather luckily, he found that he often had a few hours to kill so he was able to do a little sightseeing.
Not far from the Bridge Of Kisses, he came upon these metal "padlock trees". A popular spot amongst newlyweds, they arrive armed with padlocks inscribed with their names. These are then secured to one of a row of about 8 trees and the keys thrown into the nearby Moskva River to seal their devotion to one another.
St. Basil's Cathedral reminds me of artfully swirled gelato whenever I look at it - despite being a work of incredible craftsmanship.
If you look closely at the following photo, you will see that it is not a partially completed building but an elaborate façade designed to hide the considerably less appealing scaffolding from view.
Didn't he do well? Not bad for a non-blogger!